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Composite Materials in Tidal Energy Blades

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDurability of Composites in a Marine Environment 2
EditorsPeter Davies, Yapa D S Rajapakse
Publisher or commissioning bodySpringer Verlag
Pages173-194
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319651453
ISBN (Print)9783319651446
DOIs
DateE-pub ahead of print - 19 Sep 2017
DatePublished (current) - 2018
Event2nd IFREMER/ONR Workshop on Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment, 2016 - Brest, France
Duration: 24 Aug 201625 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameSolid Mechanics and its Applications
Volume245
ISSN (Print)0925-0042

Conference

Conference2nd IFREMER/ONR Workshop on Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment, 2016
CountryFrance
CityBrest
Period24/08/1625/08/16

Abstract

Composite materials are the natural choice for the construction of tidal energy blades; their high strength, good environmental resistance and the ease with which they may be used to form complex shapes means that they are well suited to the application. The design of MW-scale tidal energy blades has evolved over a number of years, keeping step with the requirements of turbine developers as their emphasis shifts from prototyping to production. In parallel, it has been necessary to develop a rigorous approach to materials testing and qualification. The specifics of the blade structure and the operational environment mean that it has been necessary to solve a number of complications that arise during such a qualification programme. These issues are discussed and efforts to mitigate their consequences are explained. Although this chapter is written particularly with tidal energy blades in mind, much of the content will be applicable to a wide range of other applications where composite materials are used in the marine environment.

Event

2nd IFREMER/ONR Workshop on Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment, 2016

Duration24 Aug 201625 Aug 2016
CityBrest
CountryFrance

Event: Conference

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